El Centro Chicano y Latino is a hub for the Chicane/Latine/Hispanic community on Stanford campus. Whether you identify as Chicane, Latine, Hispanic or by your home country in Latin America and the Caribbean (or the Iberian Peninsula—or if you are invested in learning from and contributing to our community) comunidad is for you! Students, alumni, faculty or staff members from all over the Americas and the world are involved in this thriving comunidad. On this page you will find suggestions on where to start, as well a list of other Chicane/Latine hubs and resources available on campus.
- Join Centro's Comunidad Mailing List
- Join the CentroGrads Mailing List (graduate students only)
- Subscribe to Centro's Alumni Newsletter mailing list
- Join Centro's Chicanx/Latinx Faculty & Staff Mailing List (see below for more on La Raza Staff Association's Mailing List)
Centro-Affiliated Voluntary Student Organizations (VSOs)
El Centro is a hub of student academic, artistic, activist, cultural, service and entrepreneurial activity. We support student organizations by providing resources such as meeting space, storage, trainings, guidance, and much more!
Explore the Centro-affiliated Graduate Student organizations!
Explore the Undergraduate Student Organizations!
La Raza Staff Association (LRSA)
LRSA was formed in 1981 to improve the status and presence of Chicano/Latino staff at all levels in the Stanford community. LRSA continues to work toward the development of an environment conducive to the welfare of Chicano/Latino staff, students and faculty. LRSA holds monthly meetings throughout the year where speakers are invited for informal discussions on various topics of interest, such as cultural issues and professional development.
For more information about other Staff Groups please click here.
Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership
El Centro Chicano y Latino is one of seven Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership, a unit under Student Affairs. Chicane/Latine students often identify and/or partake in more than one community at a time.
Degree & Certificate Granting Programs
The Center for Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity
The Program in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University is a part of CCSRE (Center for Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity). The program is an interdisciplinary unit offering both majors and minors the opportunity to explore the vast complexity of Chicanxs and Latinxs living in America.
Other Important Resources
for Stanford's Chicane/Latinx/Hispanic Community
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford. Among many other options, BOSP has placements in Santiago, Chile and Madrid, Spain and short-term, faculty-led programs to Oaxaca, Southern Patagonia, and Brazil.
- Latin American & Iberian collections
Historical strength in 19th and 20th century Mexico and Brazil; includes recent unique holdings on Chilean literature and culture.
- Mexican American collections
The country's largest research collection of primary sources on the Mexican American experience in the United States.
Other Community Resources
- Inclusion, Community & Integrative Learning
- Stanford Career Education
- Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership
- First-Generation and/or Low-Income Office
- Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication
- Office for Military-Affiliated Communities
- Office of Student Engagement
- The Circle: Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL)
- Community, Belonging and Student Success
- Mental Health Resources at Stanford
- Residential Life (ResEd)